have you rode both? is it worth going for the 25° (FYI hitting alt0176 will make the degree symbol) or does the Vintage handle well enough that it is not really much of an issue? I'm assuming a lot of it will come down to which one I can find a good deal on after my bike sells.
You bike looks AWESOME!!! Are you still getting everyone asking about it whenever you stop somewhere? Is it getting old yet?
I know you told me before that you really like the way the stock exhaust sounded, now that you've had it for a while are you still happy with it?
I've ridden all of them except the Scout. The rake definitely makes a difference. The big Roadmaster really does feel very nimble, and it is a LARGE mc. However the 29° (thanks for the FYI!!) did not sway me at all. Maybe because I came off of 11 years on my R* which I believe has a 32° rake. Most of my riding is mountain roads and I think it does fine.
The more I ride this thing the more I love it. The exhaust is actually getting better. There are times I'm riding an open highway, just cruising, and I'll look down at the bike and just say "WOW".
Certain things took a while to get used to but I really like now. Fuel Injection, Cruise control, no petcock(as an old timer don't like), throttle by wire(which I still don't like), 6 speed.
As far as the attention it gets, IT'S AMAZING!!! People literally seek me out in stores, banks, restaurants, to talk to me about it. I'm 61, and it seems people around my age, men and woman equally, have Indian stories to tell. I get great stories of relatives who owned them. Had a woman start crying telling me about her grandfather's Chief (little awkward but cool). My wife is all into the attention. Thumbs up from drivers or windows down at stop lights to say something. So yeh, I guess I'm still happy with it. Maybe even more so now...
I do still miss my R* though and wish I could have kept it, but I have no regrets.